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Rocky Mountain High  John Denver

This is the way I play the song. Denver plays different variations of the
chords and plays with drop D tuning but this version is for standard tuning
and uses simple chords.
CAPO II (chords relative to capo)
D Em C A G F#m G*

He was [D]born in the summer of his [Em]27th [C]year[A]
Comin' [D]home to a place he'd never [Em]been before[G] [A]
He left [D]yesterday behind him, you might [Em]say he was born [C]again[A]
You might [D]say he found a key for every [Em]door [G] [A]
When he [D]first came to the mountains his [Em]life was far [C]away [A]
On the [D]road and hangin' by a [Em]song [G] [A]
But the [D]string's already broken and he [Em]doesn't really [C]care [A]
It keeps [D]changin' fast and it don't last for [Em]long [G] [A]
But the [G]Colorado [A]rocky mountain h[D]igh
I've [G]seen it rainin' [A]fire in the [D]sky
G A D Em F#m G*
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Color[G]ado) [A]
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Color[G]ado) [A]
He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept the memory
Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake
And the [G]Colorado [A]rocky mountain h[D]igh
I've [G]seen it rainin' [A]fire in the [D]sky
G A D Em F#m G*
Talk to God and listen to the casual re...ply
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Color[G]ado) [A]
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Color[G]ado) [A]
Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land
But the [G]Colorado [A]rocky mountain [D]high
I've [G]seen it rainin' [A]fire in the [D]sky
G A D Em F#m G*
I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an fly
Rocky mountain [D]high [Em]
It's a [G]Colorado [A]rocky mountain [D]high
I've [G]seen it rain [A]fire in the [D]sky
G A D A G*
Friends around the camp-fire and everybody's high
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Colo[G]rado) [A]
Rocky mountain [D]high[Em] (Colo[G]rado) [A]
Repeat and fade out. Or repeat for four lines and end on D

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